Great Britain vs the European Union … The Background

Great Britain vs the European Union … The Background

BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! by Mustang (Our man on the beat in the UK)

Coat of Arms of the House of Mountbatten and Coat of Arms of Philip, the House of Edinburgh - Collage - Source: WikipediaThe entire history of Great Britain is one involving conflict.  First among the early British tribes, and then with its many invaders, which history suggests began with Celts long before the Romans in 55 BC, and then continued with Germanic tribes, Vikings, Normans, the French, various combinations or alliances of these, and that all of these ended up becoming British.  The official language of the British sovereign was, for much of this history, either French or German.

Today’s royal family name is Mountbatten-Windsor, a derivative of two traditions: Battenberg, from Princess Alice of Battenberg, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who were the parents of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Windsor, which is the name of the royal dynasty established in 1917.

Despite the roots of the royal family, hostilities have clouded Britain’s view of Europe throughout its long history, and there is little doubt that this favor has been returned in full measure by Europeans. In modern politics, French and German interests appear to go out of their way to block British intentions at every turn.

Resentment, perhaps? In World War II, Britain stood alone as the British people faced an overwhelming Nazi war machine and would not succumb. This singular event, particularly following World War I, may have led to the British to conclude that the United Kingdom is its own best friend —that if anyone can be relied upon as an ally, it must be the United States of America.
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